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date: 03 December 2020

Afranius, Lucius(1)locked

, Roman poet, 2nd half of 2nd cent. bce
  • Peter G. M. Brown

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Afranius, Lucius, author of fabulae togatae in the second half of the 2nd cent. bce, the most famous and best represented author of this genre, with over 40 titles and 400 lines surviving; perhaps also an orator, but the implications of Cicero, Brut. 167 are disputed. He praised *Terence and admitted borrowing material from *Menander (1) (but also from other authors, both Greek and Latin), and his plays included pederastic themes; see togata.

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